Work Abroad - Study Programs

The NIK|LAS Work & Study program combines language course in several NIK|LAS destination with a job placement after your course.
We offer young student travellers the opportunity to experience a foreign culture firsthand. Learn or improve your language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work.

After your course, you will have the opportunity to work, allowing you to practice your language while financing your travels.

Work Abroad Study Programs Options

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (WEP)

Work Experience Program Canada

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

This program combines language training with paid work in a Canadian workplace. Students in this program will take courses to help them develop the language skills needed for finding work and succeeding in the workplace. Students will typically find jobs in the travel and hospitality industry.

This program combines English or French study with a paid general language practicum in a Canadian workplace. Placements are offered in 6-month to 2-year programs comprising of 50% academic and 50% paid internship components.

Complete a variety of language courses until your level allows you to take WEP preparation courses, which include business writing Skills and business Interview Skills. the recommended courses are designed to make you highly employable in the Canadian job market. The latter part

of the program is a paid internship where you put your language skills to the test in a real work environment.

Candidate's Profile

- You must be a least an high school graduate

- Demonstrate that you have previously applied for and secured a part-time job, full-time job or volunteer work. Professional work experience is not required, but is an advantage.

- The ideal candidate is positive, proactive and independent.

- Work & study permits required.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 3 phases:

1st: 3 months to 6 months of English or French language (available in Montréal, or Toronto).

2nd: Internship Preparation Courses.

3rd: The Work placement may last between 3 to 12months (available in Montréal, Toronto, or Vancouver).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a French or English Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post.   With a higher language level, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting and potentially tip-earning position.  Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your Internship.

English courses build fundamental language skills by choosing courses from a variety of programs offered —Communication, academic preparation, test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS), business and humanities.

Location: Montréal, Toronto

II Part - Internship Preparation Courses

  • Business Writing Skills: Gain skills in written communications such as business proposals, resumes and cover letters.
  • Business English Interview Skills: Gain insight into the business interview process to prepare for success in your own interview.
  • Choose one of the following business courses:• English: Business English, International Business Practices, Advertising Media or  public Speaking / presentation Skills• French: work place preparation or International business Internship

Location: Montréal, Toronto

III Part: The Work Placement Period

Internships are general language practicums and positions will be in industries such as tourism, hospitality and retail where the average wage ranges from $8–$15 CAD/hour. Students can work between 20–27 hours per week. Students will be required to submit monthly internship reports during their placement. If a student fails to submit monthly reports, they may be terminated from the program and reported to Immigration Canada.

Please note that WEP can make no promise of placement or specific interviews with employers. Successfully obtaining employment depends on the student's ability to apply what they learn through their academic and job preparation, their performance at the interview, as well as job market fluctuation. Keep in mind that positions are generally entry level and

vary depending on language skills and experience. Our staff will do their best to answer your questions, prepare you for success and satisfy your requests.

Program Duration: 6 months to 24 months.

Start Dates:  Jan 5, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 20, may 21, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

Work Placement Fee: $525 USD

Location: Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver

APPLICATION: required documents

  • • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date
  • • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • • Résumé either in English or French. (Example Provided)
  • • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • • Enrollment Form
  • • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com

FRENCH PLUS WORK FRANCE

Paid Jobs program combines a French course (4 weeks minimum) in Biarritz, Montpellier, Nice, or Paris with job placement following the course in Montpellier, Nice, Paris, and other areas of France. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic expenses.

You will work in a hospitality sector. The position offered is likely to be influenced by the applicant’s knowledge of French, previous professional experience, and academic level. Participants may occupy jobs in different departments.

Candidate's Profile

This program is opened to to nationals from: ANDORRA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, CANADA, SOUTH KOREA, HOLY SEE, ICELAND, ISRAEL, JAPAN, LIECHTENSTEIN, MEXICO, MONACO, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, SAN MARINO, SINGAPORE, SWITZERLAND, U.S.A, HONG KONG (SAR), MACAO (EAR) and citizens of THE EUROPEAN UNION (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania).

Age between 18-26 years.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: Minimum 4 weeks of Super Standard French language (available in Biarritz, Montpellier, Nice, or Paris).

2nd: The Work placement may last between 2 to 3 months

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a French Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post. With a higher level of French, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting and potentially tip-earning position. Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your Internship. In order to qualify for the work placement you must have an upper intermediate level of fluency.

Location: Biarritz, Montpellier, Nice, Paris

II Part: The Work Placement Period

You may work in Montpellier, Perignan along the French Riviére. Montpellier is located along the famous French Mediterranean coastline. It is one of France's most popular tourist region, with easy access to Barcelona in Spain, as well as, parts of Italy. The area's mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Guaranteed work placements are arranged throughout France and mainly in the service sector.

Type of Positions: Kitchen assistant, room maid, restaurant waiter/waitress, bartender, hotel reception, laundry personnel, animator, maintenance staff, general assistant, restaurant employee, restaurant Sellers, hotel Housekeeping, hotel room Service, Food Salesperson, Shops Salesperson, department stores salesperson, holidays resorts Catering, holidays resort animation, holidays resort housekeeping, Versatile positions, etc.

The work period will be: 2 months to 3 months.

Start Dates:   February- November

On-site Language Skill exam fee:  $210 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Work Placement Fee:  $1440 USD

Locations: Montpellier, Nice, Paris and the rest of France

APPLICATION: required documents.

  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Résumé either in English or French. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
  • How to Apply? (Read Here)

WORK & STUDY ITALIAN PROGRAM

HOSPITALITY WORK EXPERIENCE

This Work & Study program combines a Italian course (4 weeks minimum) in several NIK|LAS destination with a job placement after your course in the coastal region of Lecce, Italy.

We offer young student travellers the opportunity to experience the Italian culture firsthand. Learn or improve your Spanish language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work in one of the most famous tourist resorts of Italy.

After your Italian course (Standard), you will have the opportunity to work in the Coast of Lecce, allowing you to practice your Italian while financing your stay in Italy.

Candidate's Profile

This program is opened to to nationals from: ANDORRA, ICELAND, ISRAEL, MONACO, NORWAY, SAN MARINO, SWITZERLAND,  and citizens of THE EUROPEAN UNION (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania).

Age between 18-35 years.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: Minimum 4 weeks of Standard Italian language (available in Rome, Florence, Lecce, Milan, Sienna).

2nd: The Work placement may last 2 months or more

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a Italian Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post. With a higher level of Italian, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting and potentially tip-earning position, as a bartender or waiter, for example.  Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your work placement.  In order to qualify for the work placement you must have an upper intermediate level of fluency.

Location: Rome, Florence, Lecce, Milan, Sienna

II Part: The Work Placement Period

You will work in Coast of Lecce area.  It is one of Italy's popular tourist destinations. The area's mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. You’ll likely work in the resort areas of Lecce. Work placements are in  3 to 5 star hotels.

Employers: Hotels, Fast Food restaurant, International Cuisine restaurant, Italian Supermarket, Restaurants/Coffee, Beach Bar Club, Cafeteria, and Golf Resorts.

Type of Positions: Bartender, Amusement park attendant, Waiter/Waitress, Kitchen assistant, Waiters’ Assistant (Runner), Hostess (in restaurants, cafes, bars, amusement parks...) or in general services like shops, boutiques....

Work Placement Fees: $850 USD

The work period will be:  2 months to 3 months.

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $140 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Start Dates:    March - November

Location: Lecce, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Costa de Salento, Otranto, Pescara, Rome, Milan, Venice, Perugia, and others

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé  in Italian European Format. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

TEACHING ENGLISH IN ITALY

This program is opened to to nationals from:  American, Australian, Canadian, Kiwi, and South African participants.

Teach English Abroad

Get Certified to Teach English with us! Any of our TESL/TEFL TESOL certificates will qualify you for teaching English in private language schools in Italy or elsewhere in the world. You can gain certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Florence, Italy.

Course includes:

  •  Emphasis on basic vocabulary; Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills; and communicative grammar
  • Observation of Experienced English teacher
  • Teaching input session with experienced English Teacher based in Italy
  • Language Analysis
  • Comprehensive exam review
  • CV/job assistance session (option)
  • T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate
  • etc.

Start Dates

 Start Dates:    16 Jan, 27 Feb, 26 Mar,7 May, 4 Jun, 2 Jul, 30 Jul, 3 Sept, Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov

Location: Florence

Teaching Practice

We also offer Teaching Practice in Florence for 1 or 2 weeks. Only TEFL or TESOL certificate holders or current enrollees can be considered for Teaching Practice (and observation).

It includes:

  •  In class lesson planning;
  • Observation of ESL/EFL teaching videos;
  • Observations of live teaching practice with feedback;
  • Teaching practice preparation time;
  • Scheduled lesson planning help with professional teacher;
  • Live teaching practice with experienced teacher observer with feedback;
  • Access to job board; information CV/resume preparation session;
  • Recommendation letter based on teaching practice.

At least two hours of Teaching Practice can be guaranteed and are required per week; other volunteer opportunities for teaching practice are often made available.

Start Dates

Any Monday (except 16 Jan, 27 Feb, 26 Mar, 7 May, 4 Jun, 2 Jul, 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov,

Location: Florence

Teaching Programs

After completing a TESL/TEFL TESOL Certificate course, get some additional English teaching experience by applying to any of the following teaching programs. Apply directly to the program listed in each link for more information:

Click on the above links for more information about teaching programs in Italy and apply directly to the prospective companies:

WORK & STUDY IN PORTUGAL

This Work & Study program combines a Portuguese course (3 weeks minimum) in several NIK|LAS destination with a job placement after your course in the coastal regions of Portugal.

We offer young student travellers the opportunity to experience the Portuguese culture firsthand. Learn or improve your Portuguese language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

After your Portuguese course (Standard), you will have the opportunity to work, allowing you to practise your Portuguese while financing your stay in Portugal.

Candidate's Profile

This program is opened to to nationals from: ANDORRA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, CANADA, SOUTH KOREA, HOLY SEE, ICELAND, ISRAEL, JAPAN, LIECHTENSTEIN, MEXICO, MONACO, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, SAN MARINO, SINGAPORE, SWITZERLAND, U.S.A, HONG KONG (SAR), MACAO (EAR) and citizens of THE EUROPEAN UNION (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania).

Age between 18-35 years. Participants are expected to be motivated, independent, flexible and open-minded.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 2 phases

1st: Minimum 3 weeks of Standard Portuguese language (available in Faro, Porto, or Lisbon).

2nd: The Work placement may last 2 months or more (available only in Coastal areas of Algarve, Madeira, Lisbon).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a Portuguese Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post.  With a higher level of Portuguese, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting position. Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your work placement. In order to qualify for the work placement you must have an upper intermediate level of fluency.

Location: Faro, Lisbon, Porto

II Part: The Work Placement Period

You may work in the coastline of Algarve, the Portuguese island of Madiera, and Lisbon. The area's mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Work placements are in the hospitality industry.

Type of Positions: Bartender, Waiter/Waitress, Kitchen assistant, room maid, Assistant (Runner), Hostess, reception, laundry personnel, animator, maintenance staff, general assistant, restaurant employee, etc.

The work period will be: 2 months to 3 months.

Minimum wage: 200€-400€ including full board accommodation in the hotel

Start Dates: March - November

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $130 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Program Fee: $975 USD

Location: Madiera,  Lisbon

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in Portuguese or English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

WORK & STUDY SPANISH PROGRAM

This Work & Study program combines a Spanish course (4 weeks minimum) in several NIK|LAS destination with a job placement after your course in the coastal regions of Spain.

We offer young student travellers the opportunity to experience the Spanish culture firsthand. Learn or improve your Spanish language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

After your Spanish course (Standard ), you will have the opportunity to work, allowing you to practice your Spanish while financing your stay in Spain.

Candidate's Profile

This program is designed exclusively for full-time university students from the European Union, Canada, USA, Australasia, Brazil, and Russia.

Age between 18-35 years. Participants are expected to be motivated, independent, flexible and open-minded.

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS Study & Work Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: Minimum 4 weeks of Standard Spanish language (available in Barcelona, Cadiz, Malaga, Seville, Salamanca, Madrid, Granada, or Marbella).

2nd: The Work placement may last 2 months or more (available only in Coastal areas of Spain).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a Spanish Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post. With a higher level of Spanish, you’ll be more likely to land a more interesting position. Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your work placement. In order to qualify for the work placement you must have an upper intermediate level of fluency.

Location: All

II Part: The Work Placement Period

Spain has many popular tourist destinations. You may work in the coastline of Costa Del Sol (Malaga/Marbella), Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Costa Brava (Barcelona), Cadiz and some of the Spanish islands.    The area's mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Work placements are in the hospitality industry.

Type of Positions:  Bartender, Waiter/Waitress, Kitchen assistant, room maid, Assistant (Runner), Hostess, reception, laundry personnel, animator, maintenance staff, general assistant, restaurant employee, etc.

Minimum wage: 200€ - 400€ including full board accommodation in the hotel

The work period will be:   2 months to 3 months.

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $150 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Start Dates: March - November

Placement Fee: $965 USD

Location: Marbella, Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Spanish Islands

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé in European Spanish CV Format.
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment )
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date (Late Application accepted on a case by case basis)

WORK & STUDY IN UNITED KINGDOM

This Work & Study program combines a English course (4 weeks minimum) in several NIK|LAS destination with a job placement after your course in the region of London or Dublin.

We offer young student travellers the opportunity to experience the English culture firsthand. Learn or improve your English language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work in one of the most famous areas of Great Britain.

After your English course (Standard) you will have the opportunity to work, allowing you to practise your English while financing your stay in the UK.

Candidate's Profile

This program is opened to EU members (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, ) ICELAND, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, and LIECHTENSTEIN Except: Bulgaria, Romania.

Age between 18-30 years.

 

Structure of the Program

The NIK|LAS.com Study & Work Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: Minimum 4 weeks of Standard English language (available in London, Dublin, Oxford).

2nd: The Work placement may last 2-12 months or more (available in Belfast, London, Scotland, Dublin - Republic of Ireland).

 

I Part - Course

We offer young student travelers the opportunity to experience the English culture firsthand. Learn or improve your English language skills with an in-country course, and later put your new skills to good use while you work in one of the most famous areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

After your English course (Standard) you will have the opportunity to work in Belfast, allowing you to practice your English while financing your stay.

Location: London, Dublin, Oxford

 

II Part: The Work Placement Period

This is a paid placement with a great opportunity to practice the language and gain international work experience, while you receive financial compensation. Doing the program for several months will give you time to really integrate and build relationships with peers. The position will depend on your English skills, motivation, length of stay, as well as your references.

The purpose of the program is that participants develop their skills while working to improve language, learning to deal with a new culture.

Minimum wage per hour: Approx. £4.98/hour - £6.08/hour (40 -45 hrs/wk)

Type of Positions: Bartender, Waiter/Waitress, Receptionist, Kitchen assistant, Waiters’ Assistant (Runner), Hostess (in restaurants, cafes, bars, airport, ...), “Fast Food” restaurant, 4 star hotels, Stores, Animator, Maintenance, etc.

The work period will be: 2 to 12 months.

Start Dates: February - November

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $250 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Placement Fee: $1040 USD

Location: Belfast, London, Scotland, Dublin

 

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1 page): Detailing specifically the kind of experience the student wants to have, what kind of work placement is preferred, and why.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: info@nik-las.com
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment)
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date (Late Application accepted on a case by case basis).

 

 

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